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Routes in 5 - Bishop

Castle S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Cornickopia S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Flogging the Bishop S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Heelium S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Nuts and Bolts T,S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Sacramental Whining S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Spanish American Match S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
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Description [Suggest Change]

One gear, one mixed, and five sport routes comprise the Bishop sector. Grades range from 5.10- to 5.12-. Heelium and Flogging the Bishop are popular 5.12- lines. Nuts and Bolts is two pitches, the first of which is mixed.

This wall is shaded until approximately 2pm.

Getting There [Suggest Change]

Disembark and hike straight up the rocky drainage for approximately 15 minutes. The strenuous hike involves a small amount of scrambling but is over soon enough.

Follow the right branch when the trail forks near the base of the cliff. The first wall is the Bishop. A vertical red face contains three sport routes. From left to right these routes are: Flogging the Bishop, Heelium, and Sacramental Whining.

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Classic Climbing Routes at 5 - Bishop

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 16
Nuts and Bolts
Trad, Sport 2 pitches
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 19
Spanish American Match
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 20
Heelium
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 21
Flogging the Bishop
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Nuts and Bolts
 16
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport 2 pitches
Spanish American Match
 19
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Heelium
 20
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Flogging the Bishop
 21
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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